Prognosis of intraoperative brachial plexus injury: a review of 22 cases.

@article{BenDavid1997PrognosisOI,
  title={Prognosis of intraoperative brachial plexus injury: a review of 22 cases.},
  author={Bruce Ben-David and Shy Stahl},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={440-5}
}
A retrospective review over 6 yr of patients presenting to the hand clinic was performed to identify cases of postoperative brachial plexopathy (PBP) and to assess both prognosis and early indices of prognosis. Over this period (1989-1995), 22 patients were referred by the hospital's surgical departments to the hand clinic because of PBP. Eight cases followed open heart surgery (OHS) and 14 followed non-cardiac surgery (NCS). Median full recovery took 10 (range 4-16) weeks and 20 (8-50) weeks… CONTINUE READING

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